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Destinations

“We are reconnecting with the world”: Singapore flings open its border to all vaccinated travellers

The city-state has nixed its VLT, not to be confused with the much more delicious BLT, much to Travel Weekly’s relief.

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News

Britain scraps all COVID travel tests for UK entry

Travellers to the UK will no longer be greeted with a PCR test shoved up their nose, just the usual array of commotion and disarray that we all miss about travelling.

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Tourism

Thailand to resume ‘Test & Go’ quarantine waiver from February

Pack your suitcase and ready your sinuses for a holiday in Thailand that promises to greet you with a lovely PCR test.

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Australia reopens to visa holders as swathe of restrictions ease

There’s a lot to absorb from today’s influx of changes across the country. We’ve tuned into each Premier’s press conference so you don’t have to.

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Aviation

Christmas quarantine for passengers on two Virgin flights to Queensland

Some unlucky travellers will need to spend Chrissy in isolation, which is perhaps good news for those who’ve been rehearsing their fake smiles in preparation for unwrapping yet another stack of socks.

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Destinations

Thailand to scrap quarantine for select overseas visitors

The country is still recording more than 10,000 cases a day and has only fully vaccinated 33 per cent of its population, but Thailand’s PM said reopening was a crucial step to save the economy.

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Destinations

“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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Tasmanian police caution group of Queensland tourists for breaking quarantine

The group got busted trying to enter Cradle Mountain National Park, and with views like the one pictured, we (almost) don’t blame them.

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WA gets strict on NSW travellers, as state and territory borders tighten for Sydney hotspots

by Ali Coulton

States and territories have placed tight restrictions on Sydneysiders, with Marky Mark McGowan almost slamming the door shut on the entire state of NSW.

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Tourism

Health Minister reveals plan that could see vaccinated Aussies travelling internationally in six weeks

We don’t want to alarm you, but our new favourite minister Greg Hunt has signalled that fully vaccinated Aussies could be travelling internationally within weeks.

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Events

International travel restrictions could push Australian Open overseas

Players aren’t keen on going through Australia’s two-week quarantine program again, with Dubai and Doha reportedly being considered as potential host cities should the event need to be relocated.

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Tourism

ScoMo “in no hurry” to reopen Australia’s international borders

It appears the likelihood of more travel bubbles being announced soon is about the same as ScoMo’s beloved Sharkies winning the NRL Premiership this year … not good.

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